Stonebriar Animal Behavior & Training offers a comprehensive range of dog, cat, and other domestic animal training and behavior services for the West Georgia and Eastern Alabama area. From the convenience of private, in-home training to the socialization opportunities of group classes, Stonebriar can solve your toughest behavior problems.
Meet our Staff
CPDT-KA, NADOI, Fear Free Certified Trainer
Owner, Lead Trainer
Monique Williams is a dog training professional certified nationally through the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI), the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), and a Fear Free Certified Trainer as well. Through her Stonebriar Animal Behavior & Training Services, Monique provides the Atlanta, Georgia metro area with in-home training, group training, and behavior counseling services.
Monique has over 30 years experience in training and behavior, beginning with AKC conformation competition in 1981. Since then, Monique has trained or titled her own and client dogs in a variety of training disciplines, including conformation, obedience, Rally-O, tracking, and herding. She is a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild, Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a Fear-Free Certified Trainer, AKC Farm Dog judge, and an AKC Star Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Monique is dedicated to continuing education, attending multiple seminars each year by noted speakers such as Dr. Ian Dunbar, Patricia McConnell, and Nicole Wilde.
Monique shares her Carrollton, Georgia farm with her husband of 27years, a Belgian Malinois, 2 Smooth Collies, cats, friendly horses and ponies, and two donkeys who have stolen her heart.
My name is Allison Fitzgerald. I am from Lavonia, but currently reside in Carrollton, Georgia. In 2014, I received a Psychology degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. I have been working as a math and special education teacher at the Georgia Baptist Children's Home for the past four years. In that time, I have also worked at special needs camps and clinics for behavioral health. In 2017, I began Monique's dog training apprenticeship. I chose dog training because I am always seeking to expand my knowledge in behavioral health and modification, but also because I love animals! Having five pets of my own (two cats, two dogs, and a turtle), I wish to bring everything I learn back to them! I also wish to train service animals in the future in order to fulfill my love for serving others. I am excited to bring my passion for animals to this new journey in my life.